The girls varsity tennis squad is on a roll


As April flies by and seniors have numbered days left, the girls varsity tennis team is still working very hard to complete the season on a very high note. The girls have some very important matches to play still but they are on the rise and giving it their all.

On Wednesday, April 19, the girls traveled to Midland for a series of matches against some tough opponents. First up was Seaholm, and the ladies lost in a tough battle 3-5; however, they beat Midland Dow 7-1, and TCC 5-3.

Junior Lily Ohlman weighed in on the success at the Midland Dow Classic stating, “We have never beaten Midland Dow before so getting the win was huge for the success of our program. Everyone on the team played very well and most won two out of three of their matches.” 

The girls then went to Seaholm on Saturday for a match against their tough rivals. The girls were also supposed to play Birmingham Groves after their flights against Seaholm; however, the match got canceled because of rain. 

This match against Seaholm was huge because of the many implications that were involved for seeding placements at states. The match started off strong with one singles, Lily Ohlman, winning 6-2, and 6-1. Two singles, Quinn Breslin, lost in a tough battle. Getting off to a strong start really helped in the way the girls played, in any sport momentum is the key to victory. Three singles went much the same with Hailey Miller coming away with the win 6-4, and 6-0. Freshman Chloe Cox kept the momentum going with a win of her own as well. Overall the singles flights went very well for the ladies and they hoped to keep up the success in the doubles flights.

“Doubles matches were very, very close. If we would have won two of the third set tiebreakers we would have beaten our rivals,” stated Lily. “However this didn’t happen and we instead came away with a tie.”

One doubles lost in a tough battle with its opponents, although they did win the first set. Two doubles also lost and so did three doubles, both lost in heartbreak fashion. However, sophomore Maggie Moog and freshman Clare Knoester bounced back and won the last of the doubles flights.

This will be an important match for the Lady Rangers because the Red Arrows are a rival squad. The Arrows will come to FHC on Wednesday, April 26 at 4:15 pm.